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Contract Administrator (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  228151


Location: Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Jubail is one of Bechtel’s most remarkable achievements—a city built from the sand up, requiring vast resources and logistical planning on an unprecedented scale. It the biggest civil engineering project in modern times—and it's getting bigger.  Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu later asked the company to manage Jubail II, an $11 billion (2006-2016) expansion of the city’s industrial and residential areas. The project was expanded for a further five-years in 2016 with Bechtel’s work focusing on providing residential accommodation and education facilities - including a 18,000-student 'greenfield' university - as well as roads, bridges, medical centers, and power, water and waste facilities. 


Job Dimensions: 

Bechtel is seeking a Contract Administrator (International Assignment). Administers large moderately complex contracts.  Maintains a continuing review of the progress of each contract and provides management with information regarding any financial, legal or technical difficulties.  Prepares change order and amendments, negotiates with contractors and customers to obtain settlement.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various contract management tasks and the Standard Work Process Procedures applicable to Contract Administration.
  • Administers assigned contracts maintaining a continual review of progress and providing management with information regarding projected financial, schedule or technical difficulties.
  • Coordinates with designated staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, contract performance, contract administration and other major matters.
  • Administers moderately complex contract changes by negotiating with customer personnel and obtaining settlement.
  • Represents Bechtel in contractual discussions of moderate complexity.
  • Administers information programs to ensure mutual understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • Prepares periodic status reports for management.


Job Knowledge:

Intermediate to expert knowledge of contracting regulations, policies and practices.

Specialized courses or experience in pricing, contract law, negotiations and accounting.

Experience in developing and recommending potential solutions to contractual problems to management.

Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups.

Knowledge and understanding of the project functional groups and company policies, procedures and work practices.

Proficiency in administration of large, complex contracts, including assessing and resolving claims.


Essential Qualifications:

  • University degree in Business, Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the post award administration of contracts.
  • Experienced in lump sum, unit price and cost plus type contracts.
  • Experienced in construction, design, services and O&M forms of contracts.
  • Understanding of law, negotiations, or cost engineering
  • Developed business writing skills, with strong command of the English language.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Organized in documenting and record keeping.
  • Adaptability to differing cultures and environments.
  • Ability to represent department in cross-functional meetings.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/prior Bechtel experience.
  • Prior Middle East and/or international experience.
  • Previous experience on integrated project(s) with a client.
  • Contract formation and/or claims experience.
  • Advanced degree in business, law or quantity surveying.
  • Ability to draft and/or revise contract T&Cs.
  • Competency in MS Office suite.
  • Developed presentation skills.
  • Training and/or mentoring skills.
  • Flexibility in adjusting to workload and priorities.
  • Comfortable interacting in a multi-national team environment

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.